I've been looking through the live news on the Guardian this evening, checking out all the latest developments, and a couple of things have had me
wondering whether there's possibly a few Snowden sympathizers within the Obama administration attempting to do damage to the campaign to hunt him
First of all, the Obama administration could have charged him with a lesser offense, more plausibly secured his extradition back to the US...
the Obama administration blew it by bringing charges under the Espionage Act, which theoretically gave Hong Kong a way to invoke the political
exception to any extradition request
So it seems that some of the most experienced and expensive political advisers on the planet when it comes to international law overlooked this.
But it gets juicier than that too...
The Hong Kong justice secretary did not invoke a political exception when explaining why Snowden had not been extradited. He said the problem was that
Snowden's name was spelled differently on various forms submitted by the United States.
They spelled his name wrong!?
I don't know about you guys, but that sounds to me as though there are people in the Obama admin deliberately trying to make his capture more
Now I know that there may be members here claiming that this whole thing is an elaborate ploy, or that Snowden is playing a role in a larger NSA/CIA
plan, but this makes no sense. You don't expose your intelligence gathering methods to the world just for some kind of plot. There would be other
ways to achieve a goal without destroying something you have invested trillions of $'s in and risk your own public turning against the government.
There might be some also who think that the Obama admin really IS stupid enough to make these mistakes. But come on, spelling his name wrong?! This is
not plausible to me in the slightest.
I already had suspicion that the government is scared, not of Snowden but of the NSA. I am already half convinced that there was a coup on 9/11 and
that Bush basically handed over the government to this secret cabal of military, intelligence and corporate interests. I already pretty much expect
that we'll see a leak showing the politicians have been blackmailed and controlled using information gathered by the NSA.
So, with all that in mind, could the Obama administration, or aspects of it, be deliberately sabotaging their own hunt for Snowden because they want
this shadow government to be exposed and removed?